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The 1913 Mineworkers’ Strike South African

African mineworkers were beginning to realise their collective power, and went on strike at Dutoitspan, Voorspoed and Village Deep mines in January 1911. But they were brutally forced back to work by police and white miners. Many were jailed under the Masters and Servants Act. White union members and the Labour Party turned a blind eye.

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1946 African Mineworkers Strike South African

The white South African State was mobilised and rampant in defence of its cheap labour policy and big dividends for the mining magnates and big business. This marked the opening of a phase of intense repression by the racist regime of the day, led by Field Marshal Smuts, against the forces for change in South Africa.

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UPDATE 1-South African union threatens strike at

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 2 (Reuters) - South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro and Petra Diamonds after failing to...

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South African union threatens strike at coal and

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro and Petra Diamonds after failing to reach wage agreements.

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa

28-02-2019  AMCU issued a notice to at least 15 companies last week about the strike. South Africa’s precious-metals mines are among the world’s deepest and

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15

At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at Sibanye-Stillwater who downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals...

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15

At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at Sibanye-Stillwater who on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

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South African miners to strike Reuters

03-12-2007  Mines in South Africa, the world's top producer of precious metals, will fall silent at midnight on Monday due to a national protest against mine deaths, with warnings of further action if ...

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South Africa mining strike damage is 'irreparable' -

Leaders of South Africa's platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has caused 'irreparable' damage and cost the sector nearly $1bn.

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1922. Synopsis. In early 1922, white South African workers in the Witwatesrand gold mining region went on strike. The strike soon became a violent rebellion—sometimes known as the Rand Revolt—that pitted the white miners against the mine owners and the government.

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1946. Synopsis. In August 1946 the African Mine Workers Union (AMWU) in South Africa called a strike of black miners in the country's Witwatersrand gold producing region. The strike was the first widespread action taken by African

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South African union threatens strike at coal and

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro and Petra Diamonds

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa

27-02-2019  The world’s biggest platinum miners won a reprieve after a South African court reserved judgment on whether to block a week-long industry strike that

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Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy SAnews

South Africa is a world leader in mining, and mining remains the back bone of the country’s economy. It has been so since the precious metal was discovered in Johannesburg around 1887. The country’s huge and varied mineral reserves play a vital role in the economy, accounting for nearly half of the country’s merchandise exports, including beneficiated products.

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least

At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at Sibanye-Stillwater who downed tools over wages and job

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UPDATE 1-South Africa mining strike to spread

22-02-2019  South Africa is home to the world's biggest platinum group metals deposits and accounts for just over 90 percent of global production. The mining firms were considering the notices and vowed to "everything in their power" to prevent a strike, including legal action, the council said in the statement.

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South Africa mining strike damage is

Leaders of South Africa's platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has caused 'irreparable' damage and cost the sector nearly $1bn.

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South African miners to strike Reuters

03-12-2007  Mines in South Africa, ... South African miners to strike. By James Macharia. ... But companies argue that is partly because mining is more labour intensive in South Africa than in those countries.

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies - Daily

Mining strikes will have a large impact on South Africa’s future. It’s exposed a gap between elected union and political leaders on one side and the workers they represent on the other.

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1946. Synopsis. In August 1946 the African Mine Workers Union (AMWU) in South Africa called a strike of black miners in the country's Witwatersrand gold producing region. The strike was the first widespread action taken by African workers since 1920.

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UPDATE 1-South African union threatens strike at

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro and Petra Diamonds after failing to reach wage agreements.

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Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy SAnews

South Africa is a world leader in mining, and mining remains the back bone of the country’s economy. It has been so since the precious metal was discovered in Johannesburg around 1887. The country’s huge and varied mineral reserves play a vital role in the economy, accounting for nearly half of the country’s merchandise exports, including beneficiated products.

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New measures bring order to strikes in South

In the past five years, South Africa’s mining industry has faced some of the country’s most prolonged and violent strikes over wages. For example, in the five-month strike in the platinum industry in 2014, nine people were killed.

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South Africa mining strike damage is

Leaders of South Africa's platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has caused 'irreparable' damage and cost the sector nearly $1bn.

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa:

the strike to disappear. We conduct our analysis using a dynamic CGE model of South Africa. JEL codes: C68, J52 Keywords: Platinum mining strike, computable general equilibrium, UPGEM 1 Introduction The labour strike in South Africa’s platinum sector that started on 23 January 2014 became the country’s largest and most expensive in history ...

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Platinum Mining: Protracted Strike by South

Impact of the Strike on the National Economy. Reports from various economic publications indicate that the ongoing crisis within the platinum sector in South Africa has caused not only tremendous losses for the mining companies but also the economy overall which still

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South African miners to strike Reuters

03-12-2007  Mines in South Africa, the world's top producer of precious metals, will fall silent at midnight on Monday due to a national protest against mine deaths, with warnings of further action if ...

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies - Daily

Mining strikes will have a large impact on South Africa’s future. It’s exposed a gap between elected union and political leaders on one side and the workers they represent on the other.

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South African Miners Strike for Better Safety

05-12-2007  South Africa’s crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions.

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South African miners strike for higher wages,

On the day of the strike about 60,000 miners walked off their job in the Witwatershed mine. The mass media reported on the decision of the AMWU to strike; the Rand Daily Mail portrayed the strike as a “complete failure” even before it had begun. The Guardian, a progressive South African weekly, was the only paper that supported the strike.

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Pressure, Tension Grow in South Africa Miners'

South Africa’s largest platinum producer tried, and failed, to break the nation’s longest-ever strike this week, with an attempt to lure miners back after 16 weeks. The head of the union ...

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Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South

The strike also hurt output in manufacturing, which makes up about 15% of the economy locally and about 40% of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa. Other affected industries

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South Africa gold mine strike over - MINING.COM

A strike in South Africa's gold mining sector ended on Tuesday after a 2-year wage deal was clinched, unions and the Chamber of Mines said. The strike at AngloGold Ashanti , Gold Fields and ...

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least

At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at Sibanye-Stillwater who downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

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South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo -

Workers at a South African gold mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti begin a wildcat strike - the latest labour unrest in the country's vital mining industry.

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Mines push on as South Africa plays catch-up

16-02-2021  The South African mining sector is managing the Covid-19 pandemic remarkably well, but the country needs to do more if it wants mining to benefit from the looming demand peak in ‘green minerals’, according to Ralf Hennecke, General Manager:

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis . Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. 28 October 2014 . Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when

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Baruch Hirson: The General Strike of 1922

Charles R. Diamond (1969), African Labour Problems on the South African Gold Mines with Special Reference to the strike of 1946, MA thesis, University of Cape Town. Emest Glanville (1922), Through the Red Revolt on the Rand , Argus Printing, Johannesburg.

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Miners strike in South Africa, - The Militant

BY DOUG NELSON A quarter million miners conducted a one-day strike across South Africa December 4 to demand safer working conditions. Tens of thousands of workers rallied in downtown Johannesburg, some donning mining gear, others with shovels and signs saying “No more,” “Safety is a human right,” and “Pay us a living wage.”

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